Friday, January 10, 2003

On the fridge

A guide to what's going on around the home


Help Wanted

For new families: The International Family Resource Center has helped thousands of refugees and immigrants gain the skills they need to find jobs and learn English.

The center also serves as a goodwill ambassador for international visitors to Cincinnati.

It recently moved downtown to 200 McFarland St. (at the intersection of Elm Street),sharing space with Family Service's counseling staff. The new location includes classrooms, a library, a computer room and offices. The center also offers a language bank of interpreters and translators who are knowledgeable in more than 80 languages.

The center welcomes volunteers to support its resettlement programs. 381-6300 or

Mark your calendar

Book collectors: More than 100,000 books, CDs, cassettes and videos will be available for purchase at the Friends of the Public Library's seventh annual clearance/half-price used book sale Jan. 24-26 at the library's warehouse in Hartwell. A limited number of encyclopedias will also be available. A special preview sale for Friends members only will be held 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23. Friends memberships may be purchased during the preview sale. Hours for the public sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 24-25 and noon-4 p.m. Jan. 26. Free. 369-6035.

Shelf help

When it's time: Parenting author Vicki Lansky's new book, Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nighttime Training (Book Peddlers; $12.95), offers good advice and time-tested ideas from experts and parents on this tricky toddler passage. This two-book set includes a book for children, Koko Bear's New Potty, which lets a child know what to expect during this important time, a progress chart and potty diploma to celebrate that special day.

Contact Shauna Scott Rhone by phone: 768-8511; fax: 768-8330; e-mail:

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